Best of the Best Honored as 2018 ASCE OCEA Finalists

November 17, 2017

ASCE has announced the finalists for the 2018 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award, the Society’s preeminent project honor.

The winner, one of the among five finalists, will be revealed at ASCE’s OPAL Gala, March 15, in Arlington, VA.

The 2018 finalists are:

Elizabeth River Tunnels Project, Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA

A $1.5 billion transportation project in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, this P3 includes a new Midtown Tunnel under the Elizabeth River, rehabilitation of the existing Midtown and Downtown tunnels, and an extension of the Martin Luther King Expressway in Portsmouth.

Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway, Phase IV, Folsom, CA

The spillway, a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of the Interior, prevents overtopping of the Folsom Dam while providing downstream Sacramento protection against 200-year flood events.

Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Fox River Bridge Project, Elgin, IL

One of the largest single contracts in the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway Rebuilding and Widening Project, the 1,315-foot-long, eight-lane Fox River Bridge serves more than 100,000 vehicles a day.

Second Avenue Subway – Phase 1, New York City, NY

The first major expansion of New York City’s subway system in more than 50 years, Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway runs 1.8 miles between 63rd and 96th streets, increasing accessibility to Manhattan’s Upper East Side while reducing delays and overcrowding on the Lexington Ave. line.

SR-520 Floating Bridge and Landings Project, Seattle and Medina, WA

The centerpiece of the SR-520 corridor reconstruction, the Floating Bridge and Landings Project replaced the previous bridge with a safe, more reliable, more environmentally sustainable transportation link between the region’s urban hubs on both sides of Lake Washington.

ASCE has recognized an exemplary civil engineering project with the OCEA award annually since 1960.

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